Monday, 7 April 2014

Miffy cushions by Jane Foster

I've just listed the last of my handmade Miffy cushions made with vintage 70s Miffy panels from Holland. I've made quite a few over the years  - if you'd like to see these, they're on my Pinterest board here.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Jane Foster Etsy shop now on Pinterest

I've now added my Etsy Shop to my Pinterest site, giving it a board all to itself.


Re-claiming my study at home - Jane Foster

I've been re-claiming my study at home so I can work in the evenings and at odd times in the day when I need to be away from the studio. Here are some snap shots at what I've been doing and how it looks behind the scenes. The lovely screen print in the second photo on the left is by Lisa Stubbs and the one on the right is by Camilla Engmann from around 6 years ago. The red cushion on my chair has been made from some 80s Habitat fabric.


















Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mid Century Modern Cushions - 50s Marian Mahler and others - made by Jane Foster

Those of you that have been following my blog for a few years will know I love Mid Century Modern fabrics and have built up quite a collection over the years. There are only so many 50s fabric cushions I need in my house (along with 60s and 70s cushions !) so I'm going to be listing a few that I've recently made this evening on my Etsy site here. The fabrics are original 50s and are very rare these days. These are also in extremely good condition. Here are a few snap shots.





Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

New Seagulls Cushions by Jane Foster

Here are my new Seagulls cushions titled 'Which way to St Ives?'
Available now from my website. 





Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Jane Foster's Screen Printing Workshops

All my workshops are designed for beginners. You will leave each workshop with your own finished products and will be able to carry on the skills at home.
The workshops take place in my bright sunny studio at Dartington Space in Devon, surrounded by the beautiful Devon Countryside and fields of cows! The studio is minutes from Dartington Hall and it's superb gardens and pub / restaurant. They also offer accommodation in the listed building.
All the inks used on the course will be eco friendly water based. Courses are for three people at a time so I can give you all lots of attention and assistance. I will show you how to produce your own simple paper stencils to produce your own unique design to print onto bags and other fabrics. (Which you might want to make into purses and cushions!) My partner Jim is also on hand to help wash the screens etc…he's a great technician!
My workshops are 10am - 3pm and can be booked on from my webshop using Paypal. My studio is an inspiring venue full of my own work for you to see and hopefully take some inspiration from!
Any questions - please email me at  - jane@janefoster.co.uk
*I might offer weekend ones in the future too as I know many of you can't do week days.



















Monday, 17 March 2014

A busy day of screen printing - Jane Foster

I've been having a busy day of screen printing with the studio stable door open so I can listen to the birds. These cat kits are off to a new store in Columbus, Unites States.




Sunday, 16 March 2014

Dick Bruna coat hooks and my study at home - Jane Foster

Two things have made me very happy this weekend - a parcel from France containing these super Dick Bruna coat hooks and the wonderful sunny weather! These coat hooks were shown to me by Tanya who owns the superb shop Pomme De Jour - one of my all time favourites. I was thrilled when she had this up for sale as I love the work of Dick Bruna and have many of his children's books, puzzles and fabric from the 70s. I've also spent some time organising my study at home as although I moved into a large studio to work around 6 months ago, I still love to sew and draw at home in the evenings. These photos below show one wall that is getting organised!











Wednesday, 5 March 2014

March Giveaway - new Playtime cushion

This month's giveaway is one of my new screen printed Playtime cushion covers, available from my Etsy site here.
All you need to do is add a comment below as to who would love one and why?
I'll pick a winner at the end of the month.